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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 22, 2006 6:41pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Thanksgiving

If any of you all want to reply in kind, so be it. If some of you would rather express an unhealthy (and illegal in 13 states) interest in my deceased Grandmother, so be it. Regardless, I've been thinking about Thanksgiving, and thought I'd throw out a few of the things that come to mind(In no particular order):
1. My son returned from Iraq this year safely
2. He hasn't been sent back...yet
3. My wife and daughter are both healthy
4. Rumsfeld got fired (if you believe the crap they were feeding us about him "retiring", your head's been inserted in your anus for too long...at least I hope its YOUR anus)
5. Dire has come out of his shell again and shown us the true prick within. ;} just kidding, don't go Dire on me.
6. I got to see 5 sunrises in a row coming up over Casco Bay in Maine
7. I seem to be gainfully employed, at the moment, and all my bills are getting paid, at the moment.
8. I don't have scurvy
9. Even though the sbds were yanked from here, I'm still overjoyed at what is still widely available.
10. Both of my parents, though getting up there, seem to be doing well
11. The Grateful Dead
12. The existence of places like these that allow like minded folks to gather and freely exchange ideas with no (ok, maybe a little) judgement
13. The folks who maintain places like these that allow like minded folks to gather and freely...oh, you get it.
14. My house is not currently on fire.
15. The Red Sox won the Series (yeah, I know that was awhile back, but who knows how long until the next one, so savor the one you do have)
16. W only has 2 more years to screw us
17. Tiny Tim is going to get the operation he needs
18. The Grateful Dead
19. Dancin>Franklins>He's Gone>Other One : Cape Cod Coliseum
And, lastly,
20. You guys.
Well most of you guys.
OK, a few of you guys.
Ah, hell, there might be one or two.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2006-11-23 02:41:47

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Poster: mcglone Date: Nov 23, 2006 4:05am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

howdy folks,

only have a minute, but i wanted to wish you all a most peaceful thanksgiving.

enjoy your day.

ian

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Poster: Dancinbears Date: Nov 23, 2006 6:28am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

HAPPY THANKSGIVING !!!! We all have a lot to be 'grateful' for!! =)

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:10pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

hmmmmm - i guess i should respond in the thanksgiving spirit to those:

#1 and #2 - more than happy for both you, your son, and your family. you have no idea how proud i am of him serving his country.

#3 can't ask for much more (as goes for 1 and 2)

#4 as bobby so kinly put it.... "cya"

#5 well.... now i know how you (and probably most) really feel about me

#6 damn, i gotta get up earlier

#7 i have no idea how my bills are currently getting paid, i gotta start paying attention

#8 i eat lotsa limes thank god

#9 i'm way behind on what i got anyways

#10 same here

#11 ditto

#12 ditto again

#13 can i ditto a third time, or is that taboo??

#14 as long as i dont drop this cigarette im cool on this one

#15 long live the sox - winning another one in '07

#16 next regime will be doing the same unfortunately

#17 he'll probably contract a post op infection and die anyways on christmas eve

#18 can i throw Kimock in here??

#19 Ok - i can hear that one

#20 everyone except you ;) since i'm sure you are excluding me (sniffle sniffle)

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:23pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

Die of a post-op infection? I'm dyin' over here. Most excellent. Thanks for the chuckle.

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:24pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

Yeah I forgot to mention the Red Sox, and I've never even been to Boston...

Dire, you remind me too much of myself, I gotta love ya man. But no you can't have my percodan!

Happy holiday friend

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Poster: direwolf0701 Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

awww man - isn't the holiday season time for sharing??? ;)

you have a great turkey day too my friend - eat, drink, and be merry!!! my best to you and yours :)

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 22, 2006 10:00pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

Very Garcias! You too...

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Poster: William Tell Date: Nov 22, 2006 8:33pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

All the good quips & comments have been taken, so when in doubt, resort to honesty...it just might work.

I have been to Hell and back this year in a way that all you guys can relate to (apologies, Dancinbear--great name, BTW): went from start to finish on prostate cancer. Long story short: mild discomfort; doc visit; test1; angst; doc visit2; more angst; test3; pain and angst; doc visit4; outright fear; test; doc visit5; screaming panic; denial; anger; acceptance; survival; doc visits6-10; results!

I am here to tell you it ain't so bad; cancer free (go Phil--I am proof it can work!), holding my pee (incontinence is a possible side effect of surgery) and, ahem, not to provide too much info, but functionality is regained (good thing to know, guys: if a male lives long enough, he will develop prostate cancer eventually, so just know the equipment can still work afterward).

So, I have a heck of alot to be thankful for--I have been lurking and participating as I recovered; you folks all played a role in my mental well being.

Thanks.

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 23, 2006 7:19am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

William Tell: Thank You for sharing what's been goin' on for you this year --- an experience such as yours helps to really drive home all the levels of "that path is for you steps Alone." Alone by certainly not by yourself here in the Forum! -- Get ready for Amsterdam! - AshesRising

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Poster: cush11 Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:13pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

And thanks to all of you for putting up with me throwing my 2 cents worth in here and there... I am happy to hear your son is home safely, I met quite a few kids thing just like him while I was working in glendale and talking to them usually made me a little misty knowing the uncertainty they faced. I hope each and every one has or will return and never have to go back. All good thoughts SDH, thank you. There'salot that's screwed up, but more to be thankful for... Hell, I'm even starting to get caught up (sort of) on my bills! Life is good, let the light shine, it's the best thing we can do!!!

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Poster: Earl B. Powell Date: Nov 22, 2006 8:03pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

Well, well, well, isn't this a huggy feely kind of thing going on? Yup, the holidaze are a pretty good time to put aside the trivial crap and remember we're all on this Ship of Fools together.

So ladies and gents, let's hoist our tankards high and have a toast for all the things we're Grateful for. Yum Yum.

All puns intended.

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Poster: tigerbolt Date: Nov 22, 2006 8:19pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

happy thanksgiving to everyone enjoy your meals and football games 3 this year.later...p.s.sage and spirit tab for the guitar,anyone?later carl

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Poster: AshesRising Date: Nov 23, 2006 7:13am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

SomeDarkHollow: ..Thank You for adding your own experience and insight to this Anarchy known as the GD Forum. -- Ashes

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Poster: johnnyonthespot Date: Nov 23, 2006 11:23am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving all!

1) I'm Thankful for my wonderful girlfriend who does so much for me. Not only is she easy on my eyes, she gets me as a person.

2) I'm thankful for my two wonderful children who I now get to see EQUALLY. Three years of biting the bullet and biding my time I have played my cards right and now have 50% instead of 30%. BIG difference in stability.

3) I'm thankful my kids don't fight with my girlfriends kids anymore and we've become a family.

4) I'm thankful I stated coming here and I've met so many COOL generous fun smart kind people.

5) oh yeah, of course, I'm thankful for the Grateful Dead

6) I'm thankful we now finally have some checks and balances lke out Government was intended to.

7) I'm Thankful the Republican house of corrupt cards is crumbling and naievely hopeful the Dems will actually do something good for this Country.

8) I'm NOT glad that I'm on call this weekend so therefore best not have more than one, ok two : ) , glasses of wine BUT I'm glad I at least have a job and will have a little extra in my paycheck before Christmas.

9) I'm Thankful for MANY things but I better help out my woman before the tribe arrives. Have a great one you all.

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 22, 2006 6:37pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

ya know Dark hollow, I will be milking the Sox winning the world series for years and will be thankful until I leave this planet.

All of what you said is on the money. I have 2 young boys and 2 relatively healthy in-laws in town ready for Thursday. Thanks for all suggestions on Nov. Dead shows. I think I may unleash Alexandria palace as well as a nice cabernet this evening as I prep my bird. Safe and happy holidays to all of you behind the posts and messages.

Dave

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Poster: mudcatbluez Date: Nov 22, 2006 7:02pm
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

I'm all set with grandmothers for awhile. I had a chuckle or two while it lasted, but it's played. While generally too self-absorbed to give perhaps as much thought as I should to Thanksgiving sentiment, I gotta confess being all the way there tonight. Got to pause a moment, often as I can, and be thankful for what I've got. I'm thankful my wife & I are healthy; my family's still talking to me; my job needs & appreciates me. I'm thankful for sly moments of pause, for sudden insightz & recovered, cherished memories for which only we get the punchlines.
I'm thankful for my three remaining braincells...their bretheren died game.
I'm thankful I've got a roof over my head & food in the fridge when folks come to my shop every day looking for food & clothes.
I'm thankful for DarkHallow reminding me how cool a Maine sunrise can be. (I live in Augusta).
I'm thankful my wife can be just soooo tweaked...
And I'm thankful for the Dead...and the folks still keeping 'em real & alive.
Peace & Happy Thanksgiving.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 23, 2006 5:41am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

"I'm all set with grandmothers for awhile. I had a chuckle or two while it lasted, but it's played"

As my favorite hash-tokin' writer Mr. Poe once said: Nevermore.

From Augusta? Lucky. I keep tabs on the employment situation in the state for something in my line of work as the wife and I would like nothing better than to relocate there. My best chance will probably be in the Portland area, so we shall see. Are you familiar with Livermore? Small little town about 20-30 minutes up from Lewiston and there is a historical landmark there called The Norlands. The Washburn family lived there for many years (one generation of this family produced state senators, two governors, congressmen, a civil war general and the founder of Gold Medal Flour; and all started relatively poor). My great-great-grandfather married the General's daughter, so there is a little family connection there (and you're probably thinking: hey, general and founder of Gold Medal Flour? You must be loaded. Sure would be nice, but my GG grandfather was perpetually unemployed and managed to spend so much of his father in law's money that he was eventually written out of the will. If he wasn't already dead, I'd kill him myself.) The only good thing he had was HIS father (great-great-great grandfather for those counting), a man who was kind of what today we'd call the contractor behind building most of what is today Lewiston. He did most of the old mills along the river and was responsible for building all the canals that powered the mills. So with this family history in the state, plus the overwhelming natural beauty everywhere, I'm itching to return permanently. If not to work, then definitely to retire, like my folks did. Happy holidays, and I will surely put any played references to bed.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2006-11-23 13:36:44

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2006-11-23 13:41:39

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Poster: dstanme Date: Nov 23, 2006 6:30am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

Very interesting...I drive over the Casco Bay Bridge 4 or 5 times a week. I live in South Portland. Good luck relocating, we did 18months ago and its the best move my family and I ever made.

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Poster: SDH2O Date: Nov 23, 2006 7:22am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

My folks are lucky enough to live in walking distance from the Harraseeket Lunch and Lobster in South Freeport. Visiting them always packs on the pounds (and lightens the wallet...$15 for a decent lobster roll? Expensive, but I just can't help myself). And Acadia? Words fail me.

This post was modified by SomeDarkHollow on 2006-11-23 15:22:14

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Poster: lobster12 Date: Nov 23, 2006 8:15am
Forum: GratefulDead Subject: Re: Thanksgiving

Did you say, "lobster?"

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